Statements and Releases

  • White House Budget Director to Deliver Remarks on the Economy

    On Wednesday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. EST, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag will deliver remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations' C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics in New York. Director Orszag will discuss where the country is on its road to recovery and its efforts to make critical investments, restore fiscal discipline, and establish a foundation of growth in the economy.


  • Letter from the President regarding US-India Nuclear Agreement

    I am pleased to transmit to you a report required by section 104(g) of the Henry J. Hyde United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-401), as amended by section 105 of the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-369).


  • President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Jill Sommers for Another Term as a Commissioner of the CFTC

    Jill E. Sommers was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on August 8, 2007 to a term that expires April 13, 2009. On February 4, 2008 the Commission appointed Commissioner Sommers to serve as Chairman and Designated Federal Official of the Global Markets Advisory Committee, which meets periodically to discuss issues of concern to exchanges, firms, market users and the Commission regarding the regulatory challenges of a global marketplace.


  • Presidential Nominations Sent To The Senate, 7-20-09

    Daniel R. Elliott, III, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2013, vice W. Douglas Buttrey, term expired.


  • Vice President Biden Travels to Ukraine and Georgia

    Vice President Biden is traveling to the Ukraine and Georgia this week. In each country, the Vice President will demonstrate U.S. support for continued democratic and economic reforms and discuss steps to deepen our partnerships with both Ukraine and Georgia. The Vice President arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine, today.


  • Statement from the President after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and leaders of the LDS Church

    The President issued the following statement after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and leaders of the LDS Church at the White House today:


  • Time Change: President Obama to hold news conference wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 8:00PM EDT

    On Wednesday, July 22nd, President Barack Obama will convene a nationally-televised news conference at 8:00PM EDT at the White House.


  • MEDIA ADVISORY: President Obama to Travel to Cleveland, Ohio Area Thursday

    On Thursday, July 23, 2009, President Barack Obama will travel to the Cleveland, Ohio area.


  • Readout of the Presidents Telephone Call with Indonesian President Yudhoyono

    The President spoke with President Yudhoyono of Indonesia today to congratulate him on his re-election and to express support for and solidarity with his government and the people of Indonesia in the wake of yesterday's terrorist attacks in Jakarta. President Obama offered U.S. government support for the ongoing Indonesian investigation.


  • Weekly Address: President Obama Says Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

    WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. With families unable to keep up with skyrocketing costs, premiums rising three times faster than wages, businesses shedding jobs, and deficits piling up every year, reform simply cannot wait. The American people and the American economy need reform that improves care, lowers costs, strengthens businesses, and gives families the choices and security they deserve.